I’ve been fortunate enough not to have needed a COVID-19 test yet, but my friends who have had one have described the part where they stick that swab up your nose as incredibly uncomfortable – as if the thing could touch their brains.
French car maker Citroën is currently working on special glasses designed to help reduce motion sickness for passengers. Apparently, they can eliminate motion sickness while riding in a vehicle. Then you can remove them until your next trip or keep them on because you just can’t get enough ridicule.
Pokémon has proven to b a wildly popular franchise for Nintendo, and Pokémon Go certainly continued that craze. The series is so popular that it is now being used to lure geeks to get checked for STDs.
While I can’t speak from direct experience, period pains can be pretty terrible. That said, we guys feel the pain too, since the ladies often give us hell when Aunt Flo is visiting. Some women take painkillers to deal with it, but maybe there is a better way.
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the Masses made eye drops based on Ce6, a substance used to enhance the potency of lasers against cancer cells as well as to treat night blindness.
A couple of years ago, David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng launched the Kitchen Safe, a food-safe container that lets you set a timer before it unlocks. Now they’re back with an improved version called the kSafe.
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device that can check for “hundreds of diseases” from just a single drop of blood within minutes.
A few months ago we saw a silly viral ad featuring a malfunctioning robot arm. HelloSpoon is the kinder version of that sadistic ‘bot. Made by Luis García González, the feeding robot is meant to help the disabled, the elderly and children to eat.
James Blaha has amblyopia or lazy eye, a condition wherein the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop. As a side effect, James could see only out of his “good eye,” losing depth perception in the process.
We already have several ways to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, and even more are on the way. So why would something that only tells you that mosquitoes are around earn Google’s approval? Because that same device can help scientists find out the big picture about mosquitoes.
When robots rise up and rule humanity, they could add insult to injury by using us for physical labor and as a power source at the same time. A group of researchers at the University of California, San Diego led by Dr.
To raise awareness about unhealthy eating, illustrator Alex Solis started Famous Chunkies. It’s a series of caricatures of superheroes, villains and other popular characters that illustrate what they would be like if they were fat.
I’d totally be down with becoming chunky Ryu if it meant I could conjure burgers.
Sometimes when you’re on a plane, you’ll experience a piercing pain around your ears shortly after takeoff or descent. Usually, the pain subsides in a few minutes, with relief preceded by the sensation of your ears “popping.”
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to TellSpec but seems to be more versatile.